PACE

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PACE

abbreviation for POLICE AND CRIMINAL EVIDENCE Act.

PACE. A measure of length containing two feet and a half; the geometrical pace is five feet long. The common pace is the length of a step; the geometrical is the length of two steps, or the whole space passed over by the same foot from one step to another.

References in classic literature ?
Then Jurgis went out again and paced up and down before the building.
Arrived on the field, my fellow-second and I paced off the thirty-five yards, and then drew lots for choice of position.
While I paced softly on, the last sound I expected to hear in so still a region, a laugh, struck my ear.